New Coast Guard Cutter To Be Named After MCPO-CG Charles L. Calhoun

New Coast Guard Cutter To Be Named After MCPO-CG Charles L. Calhoun
Washington, DC – The Coast Guard has announced that the 10th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) will be named for the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Master Chief Charles Luther Calhoun. Master Chief Calhoun volunteered for service with the U.S. Navy in 1943. Aboard the escort carrier USS LUNGA POINT, he experienced firsthand the toughest battles fought in the Pacific...

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett seizes more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett seizes more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 26, 2019, from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $64 million...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Fiji

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Fiji
Josaia Maiwai (right), a Fijian fisheries officer, shakes hands with Capt. Bob Little, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, June 20, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasmine Mieszala LAUTOKA, Fiji — Crew members aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored last week in Lautoka, marking the cutter’s first international port call of their Western...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf holds change of command
Capt. Brian R. Anderson relieves Capt. John J. Driscoll as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf HONOLULU — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf hosted a change-of-command ceremony Tuesday in Honolulu following a months-long deployment to the Western Pacific. Capt. Brian R. Anderson relieved Capt. John J. Driscoll as commanding officer during the ceremony, which was presided over...

Coast Guard announces homeport of newest National Security Cutter

Coast Guard announces homeport of newest National Security Cutter
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Service’s newest National Security Cutter. “I am pleased to announce that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Coast Guard’s 11th National Security Cutter,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard. Construction on the 11th National Security Cutter...

Vigilance on the high seas

Vigilance on the high seas
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) prepare to conduct a law enforcement boarding from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) Oceania represents a geographic region many people are unfamiliar with, comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members on load bales of marijuana for storage within the ship March 22, 2019, in the Carribean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers refuel an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater during a search and rescue case.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Kiana Kekoa) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returned to home Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston. Hamilton’s crew spent the majority of their 54-day deployment conducting...

Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol

Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol
Fijian navy Sub-Lt. Opeti Enesi, a navigation officer, and an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew fly over the Fijian islands, Dec. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) SUVA, Fiji — A Fijian navy shiprider flew with a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew on patrol over the Fijian Islands, Saturday. “What we were tasked...